I look ahead at the new year with some trepidation. I also look ahead with fear of how fragile life is for all of us.
For peace, and enlightenment, and entertainment, and adventure, and escape, and joy, I look to my two favorite actors.
I know they will always surprise me with new projects.
I'll start with Richard, since he has a long list of projects completed, but still to be seen by most of us. I hope to see the following films in 2017 at a theatre near me.
Brain on Fire
Urban and the Shed Crew
Those of us who saw Berlin Station Season 1 know what happened to Daniel Miller. But will we see Daniel in Season 2?
Berlin Station (Epix) - S2
I hope the creator, and writers and showrunners, use all the constructive criticism of Season 1 from media critics and from fans, take it to heart, and create the groundbreaking spy drama it has the potential to be for Season 2. And I hope that if Daniel Miller is back, that they write the intriguing and strong character that Richard Armitage deserves.
The "plays the thing"....we know that Richard's heart and soul (and comedy timing) belong on the stage. So what play will he surprise us with in 2017. If I had my wish it would be:
Richard Armitage starring in a play directed by Yael Farber in New York City and/or Washington DC.
....and the play would go from NY or DC to London.
But whatever the theatre gods have in store for RA, I'll be watching either in person, or "virtually."
and of course - another audiobook or two narrated/performed by Richard from our friends at Audible.
Maybe we'll see a revival of some projects, talked about but not realized:
Summer (Edith Wharton)
Or Richard will surprise us with a new amazing project
Sean is one of the busiest actors in the world, but not one to talk much about future projects, or offer clues, or give interviews even. He's not on social media (and I don't see him ever doing so, and I'm glad) so difficult to get any clues that way. But I know he always has many and varied projects.
There is one project he's been working on in Liverpool that I'm very much looking forward to:
by Jimmy McGovern
Sean plays a priest in a tough parish in present day Liverpool: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/broken-casting-press-release
Sean is also one of the executive producers of this 6 part BBC series. He's had good luck working with Jimmy McGovern.
Frankenstein Chronicles Season 2
Season 2 will start filming in the spring of 2017. I'm looking forward to the second season of this series starring Sean.
Hopefully A&E who bought the rights to air the series in the US, will show Season 1 soon.
That's two series to look forward to from SB in the new year.
Happy New Year